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The Volvo XC90 is a haven, a place where you can relax, think and travel in first-class comfort. Where contemporary Scandinavian design meets Swedish craftsmanship.

Where quality materials will delight your senses and put comfort at the heart of every journey. And where an intuitive centre display with touch screen helps keep you connected and in control.

Whether driving along the motorway or negotiating urban traffic, our intuitive technology makes the journey easier, leaving you to enjoy the ride. The unique Volvo driving experience is further enhanced with sophisticated powertrains that give you performance and efficiency, so you never have to compromise.

And with the very latest in safety innovations, you will travel in the knowledge that your Volvo XC90 will always look out for you, your passengers and the world around you.

The Volvo XC90 represents our distinctive take on what it means to drive a luxury car in the 21st-century. The XC90 is a sanctuary. Designed Around You.

 

ROAD PRESENCE 

Be impressed, quite simply. 

You know you’re looking at truly great design when what appears simple at first glance turns out to be ingenious and stimulating once you discover the thoughts and details that make up the whole. And as with any luxury item – a finely crafted watch, a bespoke suit – its beauty might be obvious, but its true value is only revealed when you discover the expertise, the craftsmanship and the passion that went into making it.

The Volvo XC90 has this quality. Appropriately for a full-sized SUV, it exudes power, particularly with the upright grille and the strong shoulders, both of which are classic Volvo style cues. As exterior designer Anders Gunnarsson says, “The car has an attitude that expresses confidence and self-belief. If you’re proud and relaxed about your position in the world, you’ll stand upright – just like the Volvo XC90.”

But despite this sense of presence, the design is also exquisitely subtle: “It grows on you,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo Car’s Senior Vice President of Design. “It’s not all spectacle – it’s about leaving the proportions and the technology underneath to create the drama. You suddenly realise how much sheet metal movement there is in the side section – how it grows over the rear wheel. It’s about perfect execution, and that took such a long time to achieve.”

“The task to design the rear was more difficult”, says Ingenlath. “We didn’t want to use the elements that everyone else is using to make a car look more powerful. Most other car manufacturers are using horizontal lines. We used vertical lines. That is something that can be difficult. If you are good at it, you give a car an incredible status. We achieved that kind of status by reduction – not going into the horizontal but staying proud and upright. That is a nice aspect.”

 

Sensus

Informed, in control and always up to date. 

Sensus has a guiding principle – to make your life easier and more enjoyable, whether it’s your convenience, entertainment or navigation requirements. Sensus connects you with your Volvo and the rest of the world. It keeps you informed, entertained and in control of your journey.

Intuitive, easy-to-use controls are a prime feature of Sensus and you will find them on the large, 9-inch centre display with touch screen. Replacing physical buttons with virtual equivalents on the screen allows them to be larger and easier to use. Bold, clear graphics make it easy to absorb information at a glance. Our philosophy has always been that you should be able to operate your Volvo and keep your eyes on the road. The optional head-up display means you can do just that while staying connected and informed.

And Sensus goes further, with in-car wifi keeping your devices connected to the internet, while our audio systems offer considerable flexibility when it comes to choosing your desired music source and tailoring its sound.

The Sensus experience enriches every moment that you spend in your Volvo.

 

IntelliSafe

Always looking out for you. 

IntelliSafe is our name for the intuitive, intelligent Volvo Cars technologies that support your driving, help to prevent accidents and protect you in a collision. These innovations play a key role in helping us to realise our bold vision that, by 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.

City Safety is at the heart of IntelliSafe. Fitted as standard, it’s like a co-pilot that’s looking out for you, detecting danger ahead then warning you and intervening if necessary. City Safety identifies other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and large animals ahead of you, even at night. It warns you of any hazards and, if you don’t react, it will brake automatically to help avoid or mitigate a collision.

Journeys are more relaxed with IntelliSafe to support you. Pilot Assist adjusts the steering to help you keep the car centred in its lane and at a set speed and distance from the car in front.

Oncoming Lane Mitigation can help avoid collisions with oncoming vehicles. If you drift across the lane markings in the way of an oncoming vehicle, your car steers back. Run-off road Mitigation steers and, if necessary, brakes to help prevent you leaving the road accidentally. Driver Alert Control recognises if you’re tired or distracted and suggests that it’s time to take a break, while Road Sign Information reminds you of the speed limit.

Add BLIS™ (blind spot information) with Steer Assist for increased awareness and confidence on the highway, alerting you to vehicles alongside you. If you don’t react to the warning and start to drift into the path of another vehicle, the Steer Assist function will gently guide you back into your lane.

With safety technology that’s as advanced as this, your Volvo can help make every day safer. For you, your passengers and everybody.

 

Drive-E

Enjoying more, using less. 

With the perfect balance between performance and efficiency, every Volvo engine gives you on-demand power with low fuel consumption. We achieve this with Drive-E, the cutting-edge technology behind every one of our advanced petrol and diesel engines, where performance and efficiency are built in.

It’s our innovative culture that enables us to create such engines. The D5 powertrain in the Volvo XC90 features PowerPulse, a Volvo Cars world-first. It activates the turbocharger as soon as you press the accelerator to give an instant boost of acceleration from standstill and at lower speeds. Technology such as this enables us to offer the power of a much larger engine from a compact four-cylinder, so you get the perfect mix of power and efficiency.

Smaller engines lose less energy through friction so they can make every drop of fuel work harder to minimise emissions. We’ve used low-friction components to make them run smoother and more efficiently. Reducing size and weight has freed up interior space and improved the car’s handling.

The precise eight-speed automatic gearbox makes the most of each engine’s potential. Designed to minimise power loss and max imise performance, the gearbox will always select the right gear for whatever is coming next, or you can choose to change gear yourself in manual mode.

To help you drive more efficiently, select Eco mode and the Volvo XC90 recalibrates the drivetrain for the lowest possible fuel consumption and emissions. The coast function disconnects the engine from the automatic transmission when you release the accelerator at speeds above 65km/h so it isn’t being used to slow the car.

Our diesels are quiet and smooth for a relaxing journey, thanks to ground-breaking i-ART injection technology. By precisely metering exactly the right amount of fuel for each cylinder, i-ART helps the engine run more smoothly while using less fuel. And the technology ensures it stays that way for the car’s lifetime. You will always benefit from low fuel consumption.

At Volvo Cars, by looking to the future we enhance your life today. Drive-E brings together advanced technologies to give you efficiency, performance and range – and a better drive for you.

 

RDesign

INSPIRED BY THE ART OF DRIVING. 

If you love to drive, the Volvo XC90 R-Design is for you. With a unique personality, R-Design captures the thrill of a spirited driving experience characterised by style, response and control. A wealth of distinguished design details raise the dynamic soul of your Volvo SUV and give it a more sporty, distinct road presence. It’s an expression that catches the eye from every angle and hints the promise of an amazing drive, every time. And you can rest assured the Volvo XC90 R-Design will deliver. Surrounded by meticulously crafted and expressive interior design details, you can feel it from the moment you take your position in the sculpted R-Design driver seat. Everything – from the R-Design steering wheel with gearshift paddles to the Charcoal headliner – is there to inspire and support your drive.

 

Inscription

A HIGHER GRADE OF LUXURY. 

We created the exclusive Volvo XC90 Inscription to meet your highest expectations of Swedish luxury. It’s a highly personal expression that evokes a strong sense of elegant refinement. Each detail is carefully selected to give you and your passengers a sophisticated and invigorating experience. Distinguished exterior design cues enhance the luxurious look and feel of the Volvo XC90, while the meticulously crafted interior gives you ample room for a relaxed driving experience. The Volvo XC90 Inscription epitomises our proud heritage of human-centric design. And when it comes to intelligent luxury imbued with distinctive style and fresh thinking, the Volvo XC90 Inscription is in a class of its own – just like you.

 

SERVICE BY VOLVO.

A SIMPLER WAY. 

When you buy a Volvo, you buy the simplest way to have a car. No matter what your car may need, your authorised Volvo workshop will take care of it for you and make sure that your Volvo stays in tip-top shape.

We have our own approach to service that’s personal, efficient, and which takes care of you as well as it takes care of your car. We call it Service by Volvo and it will provide everything you need in the simplest way possible.

Your Volvo Cars dealer offers a whole range of simplifying services all designed around you, ensuring you a carefree ownership experience. Still, this is just the beginning. Soon, you will also get a Personal Service Technician, your car will be ready within the hour and you can relax in our lounge instead of driving back and forth. It’s because everything we do is about finding new ways to make life simpler for people, with our cars as well as our service.

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